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Fri January 4, 2013
Foreigners Visiting 'Birth Hotels' In California Draw Local Ire
Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:02 pm
Audie Cornish talks to Cindy Chang of the Los Angeles Times about the proliferation of so-called "birthing hotels" — homes in residential neighborhoods set up for foreign women, mostly Chinese, to come stay while they wait to give birth in the U.S. While it's not illegal to travel to the U.S. while pregnant, some of the "hotel" operators are breaking zoning and building ordinances, raising the ire of neighbors.